What are the side effects of ActHIB?

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The ActHIB side effects your child may experience are minor, if they experience any at all. The most frequent side effects include:

  • fever
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • discomfort at the location of the injection, which may include redness, warmth or swelling

Your child may also experience diarrhea, vomiting or loss of appetite. If your child experiences any of these side effects, contact your doctor.

Serious side effects are uncommon, but if they occur, you should seek medical treatment immediately. These side effects include:

  • chest pain and tightness
  • seizures
  • flu-like symptoms, such as coughing or sneezing
  • chills
  • fever
  • weakness
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath and wheezing
  • a sore throat

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.